I was too busy translating, unfortunately, but Jean Michel went mushroom-picking on Thursday afternoon in Chambord forest and came back with five different species of boletus mushroom. The biggest basket was full of Leccinum aurantiacum mushrooms. It is sometimes called the red-capped scaber stalk in the North America. It is considered edible but only when cooked well. First it turns a bluish black then orange again.

J’avais trop de travail pour l’accompagner (je suis traductrice) mais Jean Michel est allé cueillir des champignons jeudi après midi dans de Chambord. Il est revenu avec cinq espèces différentes de bolets y compris quelques cèpes mais le plus grand panier était plein de bolets orangé (Leccinum aurantiacum) également appelé bolet roux. C’est un champignon comestible mais uniquement s’il est bien cuit. Il devient d’abord bleuté-noir puis orange de nouveau.

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4 comments on “A Basket of Boletus – Un panier de bolets orangé

  1. Susan Walter

    I didn’t realise they turned back to orange. I’ve always been put off them by the way they go black — very unappetising despite the fact I know they are edible. They do have the advantage of being very easy to recognise though, if you are into foraging in the forest.

    1. avril Post author

      That’s because they don’t! I got them mixed up with the bolets à pieds rouges bleuissants. These one are black but we’ve always eaten them :). Sorry about the wrong information :).

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